County Board of Supervisors Approves DA Sponsored Bills

Protecting Victims of Sexual Assault, Seniors and Consumers

In a unanimous vote today, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors moved to support three DA-sponsored bills that will strengthen state laws in support of sexual assault victims, senior citizens and consumers buying supplies during a state of emergency. Each bill was drafted with input from experts in the San Diego County District Attorney’s […]

DA's Statement on Death of George Floyd and Protests

DA’s Statement on Death of George Floyd and Protests

As the nation and San Diego County grapples with the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, the events of the past several days have resulted in a mix of emotions and reactions. For many, it understandably ignited long-term, historic trauma that has its roots in racism and inequality. It is heartbreaking to […]

Mental Health Awareness, Don't Suffer in Isolation

Mental Health Awareness, Don’t Suffer in Isolation

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan is reminding the public that resources are available, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. While San Diegans are doing their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus, it is more important than ever to be mindful of mental health […]

With Schools Closed, Children More Susceptible to Exploitation

With Schools Closed, Children More Susceptible to Exploitation

Now that school campuses have been closed since mid-March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, law enforcement officials and human trafficking watchdog groups are concerned students are more susceptible than ever to sexual exploitation because teachers and school staff aren’t able to make the same observations as they would in person. Educators often act as […]

Beware of COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment Scams

Organized Auto Theft Scam Targeting Latino Community

For the past several months, RATT Investigators have identified numerous cases related to a carjacking/extortion series. Suspects are advertising job postings on social media job groups, searching for drivers interested in transporting large sums of money from San Diego County to Los Angeles County, often for a payment of several thousand dollars.  Victims contact the […]

DA Establishes New Hate Crimes Hotline

DA Establishes New Hate Crimes Hotline

[LEER EN ESPAÑOL] District Attorney Summer Stephan announced today her office has set up a new online form and hotline where the public can report suspected hate crimes they’ve witnessed in San Diego County. The tool is partly in response to reports of hate-related incidents aimed at the Asian community across the nation in the […]